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Mississippi Edition: Friday, May 4th

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On today's show: Hear from the first 2018 candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Then a U.S. Congressman introduces a bill to expand telehealth. Find out how it could help rural communities fight opioid abuse. And, advocates for women and children's health are rallying for change today. Plus, we'll catch up with Mississippi's teenage chef preparing for his own cooking show.

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Congressman Harper Pushing Telehealth Bill for Opioid Treatment

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A. U.S. congressman from Mississippi is working to pass a bill that would help fight the opioid addiction crisis through telehealth.

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State Rep. Hughes running for Lieutenant Governor in 2019

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A first-term Democrat in the Mississippi House is running for lieutenant governor in 2019.

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State's Only Academic Hospital To End Contract with Blue Cross

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Mississippi's only academic hospital says it's pulling out of a contract with the state's largest private insurance company.

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MS Attorney General's Office Warns of Computer Scams

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Scareware is on the rise.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, May 2nd

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On today's show: Two U.S. Senators and a Mississippi Congressman disagree on new federal tax breaks. Do they help, or hurt Mississippians? Then, the state Medical Association is supporting a higher cigarette tax. They say spend the money fixing roads and bridges. And after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, learn how Mississippi fares in a new report on mothers and their new babies.

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Medical Professionals Push Tobacco Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure

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An estimated $166 million would be raised each year, if the price per pack of cigarettes went up $1.50.

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New federal tax law helping or hurting Mississippians?

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Members of Mississippi's congressional delegation are disagreeing on the impact of the new federal tax law.

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Mississippi Edition: Tuesday, May 1st

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On today's show: Learn more about the future impact of Toyota's expansion in North Mississippi. Then, could your salad STILL be contaminated following a nationwide E. coli outbreak? And after StoryCorps, advice for allergy sufferers in an unpredictable spring season.

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CDC says toss all romaine lettuce

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Doctors and health professionals are advising Mississippians to avoid eating romaine lettuce. MPB's Ashley Norwood reports on an ongoing E.coli outbreak.

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